Roy Keane’s comments on Declan Rice seem to be bitter and twisted and in this blog CandH follower Alam Riaz gives aan appropriate take on the for Manchester United skipper
By Alam Riaz
I think anyone who is not a West Ham fan could well be manipulated by Keane.
This is why you get this response on Twitter especially with Spuds fans weighing in. It is obvious to us who know the history to the jumping ship/country situation that Keane is very bitter and rooting for Rice to fail.
Even if Rice had performed the perfect performance, Keane would have found something. Keane shouldn’t even be a pundit after openly admitting to deliberately ending another player’s career.
I could though see that Rice’s confidence is low and he was having kittens early on. This is because he is listening to these idiots and believing it and scared to make a mistake.
Rice should just do Rice and tell Keane to shut up. I saw plenty of far worse performances than Rice’s against Kosovo. He is being heavily targeted by Keane on his bully campaign.
We all know Keane’s mindset if you upset him. He will do everything he can to end your career!!. There were some instances when Rice should have been goal side of opposition and was ball watching but still managed to recover position.
He does look like he trots around at times making him appear lazy and does need to work on his speed bursts. A confident Rice would have been more open to receiving the ball.
These pundits have got in his head. He needs to be stronger and we need to be stronger for Rice and back him while he is still a Hammer.
And hope he learns that jumping ship to pastures new has its consequences.
Footnote: Keane virtually ended the career of the Norwegian Alf-Inge Haaland in a 2001 Manchester derby with a horror tackle and earned himself what must be classed as the most deserved red card in Premier League history as the clock ticked down in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. Haaland would play just 48 more minutes of football.
Keane said later: “I was trying to trip him up rather than kick him. I knew it probably meant a booking, but f**k it… He paid the consequences for his actions. The United skipper caught his studs in the turf and tore his cruciate ligament and, to add insult to injury, was booked as he lay stricken on the turf.